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Visiting Taipei's Longshan Temple and Herb Lane, Taiwan

I loved my visit to Taiwan, and I’ve already written about many areas of interest to see in the country, and in its capital, Taipei. 329 more words


Shangri-La, China

When you hear the word ‘Shangri-La’, I’m guessing images of a mystical, utopian place come to mind. The term is typically associated with a dreamlike and paradise land, however, that is not the case at the real Shangri-La in Yunnan, China. 1,167 more words


Mongolian Monastery Library

Today I had the chance to visit the beautiful library at the Gandantegchenling Monastery, in Ulaan Battar, Mongolia. The library houses 108 volumes of the Kanguir, a Tibetan Buddhist canon, written in the 14th century. 75 more words

Libraries Around The World

shibao shan: haiyun temple & the shizhongshang grottos

Monday, February 9: After Alex and I walk around Shaxi Old Town and finish our lunch, we go with a hired driver (for 200 yuan) to… 853 more words


A Burmese Bar Mitzvah in Bagan

Buddhist temples are to Bagan, Myanmar as Starbucks coffee shops are to New York – there’s one every few feet. Or so it would seem. 999 more words


Bing-bong, Hong Kong--

  The Fragrant Harbor, Hong Kong, is always a wonderful destination. . .Hollywood Road, the amazing nighttime skyline, cozy temples, old tea houses for dim-sum, etc. and so on. 118 more words


Luang Prabang 

Our last stop in Laos was the much anticipated Luang Prabang. It’s about an 8 hour bus ride North from Phonsavan. As always in Laos, it takes much longer than you would expect to go any distance. 1,560 more words